Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Town of Adams process for soliciting Greylock Glen proposals underway; proposals now due by Dec. 15

Below is the text of the Town of Adams' announcement in July about the availability of a "Request for Proposals" (RFP)  for the Greylock Glen campground development.   The document may be found on the Town of Adams website.   The full RFP is a 2.7MB PDF document which may be downloaded from the link below:


On Sept. 22, 2016, Donna Cesan, community-development director for the Town of Adams, reported that the deadline for replies to the campground RFP has been extended to Dec. 15, 2016.  She also reported on one ERROR in the full RFP:

"The RFP incorrectly identifies the size of the two development parcels (Site A, Site B) on either side of Gould Road (see page 1 (“Introduction”) and page 7 (“Development Site”).  Site A is described as 6.9 acres and Site B is described as 4.9 acres in size. The correct size of the available parcels is as follows: Site A = approximately 11.6 acres; Site B = approximately 11.3 acres (see Appendix A, Map 6 “Overall Lease Plan”). The smaller acreage amounts reference the areas of land disturbance under the Town’s previous schematic design for the Campground sites."

Town of Adams
Request For Proposals
Lease, Development and/or Management and Operation of the
Campground at Greylock Glen
RFP #16-006

The Town of Adams, Massachusetts, through its Community Development Department, is soliciting proposals for the development, construction, and/or operation and management of a 140-site Campground at Greylock Glen through a contract/lease agreement.  The Campground and associated facilities are intended as part of the proposed Greylock Glen Outdoor Recreation & Environmental Education Center (“Greylock Glen Resort”), a four-season resort located at the base of Mount Greylock in Adams.  The Campground, as one of the major development components of the resort, will be built and managed in an environmentally sensitive and sustainable manner.  In addition to traditional tent sites, the Campground is intended to offer rustic cabins, eco-shelters, and limited pull-in sites for trailers up to 15 feet long.  The development site for the Campground is in a defined location on either side of Gould Road and consists of two parcels: Site A is 6.9+/- acres and Site B is 4.9+/- acres.  Both sites are essentially “shovel-ready” with road upgrades and the first phase of utilities improvements now completed.  

The Request for Proposal (RFP) is available from the Community Development Department, 8 Park Street, Adams, MA 01220 on or after July 6, 2016, M-F, between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM.  Proposals must be received no later than 4:00 PM, Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the Adams Town Hall, Town Administrator’s Office, 8 Park Street, 2nd Floor, Adams, MA 01220 and marked “RFP #16-006: Lease, Development and/or Management and Operation of the Campground at Greylock Glen.”  All proposals will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, religion, national origin or disability.  The Town of Adams is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Any questions concerning the proposed project should be directed to the Town of Adams Community Development Department, 8 Park St., Adams, MA 01220,  between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM in person or by calling Donna E. Ceasan at 413-743-8300 x131. dcesan@town.adams.ma.us / FAX: 413-743-8309.

The Town of Adams reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to waive any informalities, and to award the contract as may be deemed to be in the best interest of the Town.